Wednesday, December 07, 2005

For Narnia and for Aslan

For Narnia and for Aslan

! Begin Shameless Plug

For those of you who haven't been living under a rock, this week will mark the premiere of the big-budget movie version of C. S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

As my own humble contribution to the hype, I've used my precious spare time to create a Narnia wiki, so that new fans brought in by the movie, and old fans who (like me) want a refresher course on the various characters and events can have a searchable online database of Narnia facts and information.

If you're a fan, show the link love!

! End Shameless Plug

P.S. Yes, I know I'm crazy to have spent something like 10 precious hours of my time on this. But I think a timeless children's classic deserves it. Like it's any worse than watching American Idol.

Announcing the Silicon Valley Junto

Announcing the Silicon Valley Junto
My friend Ben Casnocha and I spend a lot of time talking, emailing, and commenting back and forth about non-tech, non-business issues.

I often griped that I didn't get the chance exercise the intellectual muscles we used back in college. Normally, that's where things would have stopped.

Ben, however, had different ideas.

With the vigor of youth, he has created the Silicon Valley Junto, a discussion group based on Ben Franklin's famous Junto of colonial America.

The credit is all his, and I'll be proud and honored to participate. I encourage anyone who is interested to visit the Silicon Valley Junto web site and sign up.